All about the Côte d’Ivoire-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement
As part of a broad effort to halt deforestation and to increase forest cover to 20%, Côte d’Ivoire has taken a series of steps to improve governance of its forest sector. As part of these efforts, Côte d’Ivoire entered the process of negotiating a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with the European Union in 2013. Since that time, formal negotiations have concluded and an agreement in principle has been reached by Côte d’Ivoire and the EU.
Côte d’Ivoire and the European Union take another step towards signing an agreement to combat illegal logging
The EU and Côte d’Ivoire are celebrating the second meeting of the pre-Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) of the FLEGT VPA, an Agreement that aims to increase forest governance, combat illegal logging and support Côte d’Ivoire in improving the management of its natural resources.